Pulp & Paper.

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Is the challenge to attract and retain labor affecting production? Is your facility optimized to keep your people safe, maximize throughput and reduce operational cost? The paper industry is inherently circular, manufacturing products from renewable resources that are continuously recycled. All materials, including byproducts, are treated as valuable resources rather than waste. But while the process may be sustainable, paper mills and processing facilities create challenging settings for manufacturing equipment, lighting, and environmental systems. Amidst extreme heat and excessive dust, systems must be specifically engineered to provide reliable, efficient performance. 

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Turning the Page.

Despite the challenges, there is an opportunity to evolve the paper manufacturing process to be truly sustainable and ecological. In addition, the right solutions can even improve employee safety, maximize throughput, and reduce operational costs. Wasmer can help navigate these important decisions and regenerate your facility for a stronger future in attracting and retaining top talent and operational efficiency 

Optimization Challenges.

  • Reduce GHG emissions and decarbonize the mill
  • Achieve sustainability goals by minimizing the use of natural resources
  • Attract and retain top talent
  • Execute heat abatement strategies
  • Implement Industry 4.0 to improve automation and machine connectivity 
  • Manage equipment for product quality and process efficiency

Specific to Challenges.

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Natural Resource Management

A resource-intensive process, Wasmer assists pulp and paper manufacturers in reducing their environmental footprint and operational costs through energy and water audits, energy-efficient equipment upgrades, water-efficient equipment upgrades and process optimization. Optimizing the manufacturing process can help reduce energy and water consumption by identifying where resources are being used inefficiently, including improving pulp and paper quality, reducing paper thickness, and implementing process automation.

Equipment Management

Wasmer understands the critical nature of high functioning equipment in a mill. Preventative and predictive maintenance is efficiently managed through advanced monitoring solutions and diagnostic tools, reducing unexpected equipment failure, increasing the effectiveness of maintenance planning, and contributing to top-notch product quality. Wasmer is an agnostic resource for equipment upgrades and modernization.

Automation, Industry 4.0

In tandem with predictive equipment maintenance, Wasmer utilizes advanced analytics to optimize pulp and paper processes such as pulp cooking and improving paper quality. Robots perform repetitive or dangerous tasks, and digital twins simulate various processes and the IoT identifies potential issues before they become problems. Wasmer’s integration of these solutions creates a highly advanced mill to attract the best and the brightest, along with maximizing throughput.

Decarbonization, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction

The use of fossil fuels and methane release calls for robust decarbonization solutions in the pulp and paper industry. Wasmer is expert in providing energy efficiency improvements through equipment upgrades, improved maintenance practices, and implementing advanced process control systems. While pulp and paper mills are an inherent closed loop recycling system, waste reduction opportunities are identified to further decarbonize a mill and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Wasmer can also assist with green supply chain management.